Wigan Warriors: Thomas Leuluai looks ahead to his final outing for New Zealand
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Following the conclusion of the World Cup, Leuluai will become part of Matty Peet’s coaching staff, but is taking things one step at a time.
He said: “I’m looking forward to it (playing for New Zealand), it’s a huge honour but there’s going to be a bit of work that needs doing before that.
“I love playing for New Zealand, I love the environment, I love the boys, so I’m looking forward to that as much as the game.
“The main thing in the game is that I don’t want to stuff it up for them because they’ve got the rest of the tournament, so I’ll try my bit.
“It’s a game for the boys to get ready for the World Cup but also a tribute to me, so I’ll embrace it.
“I’m looking forward to that but I’m also looking forward to the new challenge, coaching.
“It’s something that I’ve thought about for a while and I’m really looking forward to it.
“I know the guy next to me (Matt Peet) is going to help me out a lot and I’m looking forward to working under him.”
During his time representing New Zealand, Leuluai won the 2008 World Cup and the 2010 Four Nations.